19-year-old dies from electrocution in Penns Valley

PENNS VALLEY — A 19-year-old worker was killed Wednesday, Aug. 10, while working on electrical wires along Tressler Lane, Gregg Township, Centre County.

According to Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers, Alexander Fries, of Weedville, was working in a bucket truck at 130 Tressler Lane when the bucket touched live electric wires.

Deputy Coroner J.D. Kubalak pronounced Fries dead at the scene.

An autopsy showed Fries died as a result of electrocution and manner of death is accidental, according to the release.


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